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Trudy's Big Swim by
Call Number: B EDERLE
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
On the morning of August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle stood in her bathing suit on the beach at Cape Gris-Nez, France, and faced the churning waves of the English Channel. Twenty-one miles across the perilous waterway, the English coastline beckoned.
Jane Goodall by
Call Number: B GOODALL
Publication Date: 2017
A famous scientist who studied chimpanzees, Jane Goodall showed that these smart primates use tools. Her groundbreaking research inspires people to protect nature. Engaging photos and easy-to-read text take readers into her story. Key dates, quick stats, and bolded glossary terms make it easy to zoom in even deeper. Also included in this Great Women series: Malala Yousafzai and Rosa Parks.
Mickey Mantle by
Call Number: B MANTLE
Publication Date: 2017-02-07
This extraordinary biography traces Mickey Mantle's unparalleled baseball career.
Strong As Sandow by
Call Number: B SANDOW
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
Inspired by his own experiences body-building, Don Tate tells the story of how Eugen Sandow changed the way people think about strength and exercise and made it a part of everyday life. Backmatter includes more information about Sandow, suggestions for exercise, an author's note, and a bibliography.
Long-Armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics by
Call Number: B GODBOLD
Publication Date: 2017-08-08
Lucille "Ludy" Godbold grew up skinny, tall, and athletic. In her final year on the track team at Winthrop College in South Carolina, Ludy gave shot put a try and she made that iron ball sail with her long, skinny arms. When her coach took her to a meet in New York she qualified for the first Women's Olympic Games in 1922.
The World Is Not a Rectangle by
Call Number: B HADID
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her goals--and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.
Real Friends by
Call Number: B HALE
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others. Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group--or out?
Call Number: B CONFUCIUS
Publication Date: 2018-01-09
Confucius loved books and learning, but he grew up during a time of great suffering and warfare in China. Troubled by the chaos he saw all around him, he devoted his life to reforming his society and government, with ideas about education and leadership that still resonate today.
Between the Lines by
Call Number: B BARNES
Publication Date: 2018-01-23
Discover the remarkable true story of NFL star Ernie Barnes--a boy who followed his dreams and became one of the most influential artists of his generation. When Ernie Barnes was growing up in North Carolina in the 1940s, he loved to draw. Even when he played as a boy with his friends he drew with a stick in the mud. And he never left home without a sketchbook. He would draw families walking home from church, or the old man on the sofa. He drew what he saw. But in the segregated south, Ernie didn't know how to make a living as an artist. Ernie grew tall and athletic and became a football star. Soon enough the colleges came calling. Still, in his heart Ernie longed to paint. Would that day ever come?
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